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piscatology

[pis-kuh-tol-uh-jee] /ˌpɪs kəˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun, Now Rare.
1.
the art or science of fishing.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; piscat(or) or piscat(ory) + -o- + -logy
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noun

the study of fishing, fishes; the science of fishing

Word Origin

Latin piscari 'to fish'

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Word Origin and History for piscatology
n.

1867, a hybrid from Latin piscatus, past participle of piscari "to fish," from pisces "a fish" (see fish (n.)) + -ology.

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